Ryan Zimmerman Autographed Photo
Includes a Letter of Authenticity from The Memorabilia Center
Ryan Wallace Zimmerman (born September 28, 1984) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmerman played college baseball at the University of Virginia and graduated from Kellam High School. He has been a member of the Nationals since his debut on September 1, 2005, and is currently the longest-serving player on the team. He was well known for his clutch hitting and walk off hits. Formerly a third baseman, Zimmerman transitioned to first base in 2015.
Zimmerman was drafted in the first round as the fourth overall pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. After being signed on the day he was drafted, he was sent to the Savannah Sand Gnats, the Nationals’ minor league A-level affiliate and then quickly moved up to the Harrisburg Senators, the AA affiliate.
Zimmerman was called up to the majors when rosters expanded in September 2005, and shared third base duties with Vinny Castilla, taking over the position on a more permanent basis between the time the Nationals were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention and the end of the season. In his first major league at-bat at RFK Stadium, he muscled a double to right center. Over the course of 20 games, he posted a .397 batting average, 10 doubles, and 6 RBIs in 58 at-bats. He was the only member of the 2005 team to hit over .300 in at least 50 at-bats.